“The Mobility Revolution through Connectivity and IoT Technology”

The digital technology is impacting all aspects of our lives. Even mobility in cities could not be left out. The Internet of Things (IoT) is already transforming the ways in which we move and circulate, causing an impact on all of us.

Alisson Rodrigo, from the development team at Parlacom Telecom M2M and IoT, highlights the importance of IoT in our lives and proudly states that Parlacom is a pioneer in implementing and developing this technology. Their innovative solutions are shaping the future of connectivity and urban mobility.

But what is IoT and how does connectivity modify the parameters of urban mobility? Below, you will understand how this is happening and what the consequences will be for the future.

What is the Internet of Things?

A cell phone that connects to other devices, a refrigerator that responds to voice commands, or a digital assistant that controls the lights in your home. If you use any of these technologies, you are already enjoying the potential of the Internet of Things.

IoT is understood as the network of physical objects, composed of sensors, software, and other technologies, that can establish connections with each other and with the internet, transmitting data through the cloud. The forecast is that, by 2025, the number of connected IoT devices will reach 22 billion.

Beyond household items, IoT also impacts – and this will happen more and more – collective aspects of our lives. According to Harvard Business School professor Michael Porter, the Internet of Things is “the most substantial change in the production of goods since the Second Industrial Revolution.”

Therefore, one of the predictions is that urban mobility will also have increasingly more participation from this and other technologies. This can, of course, mean an improvement in quality of life for many people.

New models of urban mobility with IoT

According to a study by Liga Ventures in partnership with Sem Parar, there are currently 157 startups in the IoT urban mobility segment in the country. They can be divided into 10 categories:

electric mobility (24.84%);
data intelligence (12.74%);
support services (10.83%);
collectives (9.55%);
e-sharing (8.92%);
corporate mobility (8.28%);
e-hailing (7.01%);
parking (7.01%);
alternative transportation (5.73%);
accessibility (5.10%).

All of them seek to achieve innovations that help to improve the quality of mobility and solve problems related to traveling in cities. The Internet of Things promises to provide new technologies, such as integrated data systems, apps that inform about traffic and weather conditions, alternative routes, and information about public transportation.

The idea is that all this connectivity will improve urban mobility issues. It can, for example, collaborate in managing traffic jams and coordinating vehicle flow more efficiently, improving the quality of life for the population.

Sustainability in public transportation

Mobility startups also focus on another essential point: sustainability in transportation.

In the coming years, the trend is for a decrease in cars with fossil fuels – which means an investment in other more economical and ecological modes. Among them are bicycles and electric vehicles, which emit fewer polluting gases.

But all this technology also brings new challenges, such as creating secure systems, since connected devices are also more susceptible to attacks.

Fortunately, several companies are working in this area and investing in the new demands of IoT. For example, they are thinking about cell phones with chips compatible with more controlled use of Wi-Fi.

Therefore, the future points to the emergence of new technologies that will greatly improve our movements in the city. Startups in the sector are investing in innovations that will make traffic, transportation, and all urban circulation smarter and more enjoyable for all of us.

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